The Literature Thread

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:18 pm

<]:^D wrote:right, because Poser and co seem intent on turning this into a Stephen King thread: recommend me a book from him. ive never read anything by him before. go!


IT, The Stand, Salems Lot or The Shining. Pick one at random, you won't go wrong.

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by Seven Posers Posing » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:46 pm

Yeah, what Moggy said. IT is my personal favourite.

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by TV Dinner » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:55 pm

It, The Stand and 'Salem's Lot are excellent suggestions. SL is by far the shortest of those if you're not in the mood for a 900 page book.

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:03 pm

The Dark Half, Revival, FireStarter and Joyland are all awesome too.

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:05 pm

Ooo ooo ooo and 112263 and the regulators (it's one of his Bachman books)

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by Seven Posers Posing » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:06 pm

Just finished Song of Susannah.


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Reluctant to judge it as an individual entity, but will leave impressions when I've finished the final book.

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by Squinty » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:05 pm

Poser wrote:Just finished Song of Susannah.


:|

Reluctant to judge it as an individual entity, but will leave impressions when I've finished the final book.


Song of Susannah is strawberry floating shite.

I eagerly await your impressions of the last one :lol:

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by TV Dinner » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:24 pm

Making my way through every Stephen King book ever written, I recently bought Christine off an Amazon seller.

Now the cover advertised was supposed to be this:

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What they sent me was this:

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What the hell is that? :dread: Perhaps the worst book cover I've ever seen.

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:26 pm

haha the story isn't much better.

I'm doing the same thing, although I'm not doing the short stories only the novels. Am currently reading Bag of Bones, I have a list in OneNote and am randomly picking the one to read next so I dont just do them in release order.

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by TV Dinner » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:29 pm

I'm trying to do publication order and follow along with that Losers' Club podcast but I skipped Carrie. I will read it eventually but I feel like every iconic scene is ingrained into the zeitgeist and I've got enough to read right now.

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:31 pm

I'm going to struggle to get some of them as there seem to be some that aren't on Kindle and I refuse to get the actual books.

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by TV Dinner » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:35 pm

I'm the opposite, I can't get e-books. I want a physical tome I can then put on a bookshelf.

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:38 pm

I can't stand the feel of paper and stuff so kindle is the only way really, was awesome when I discovered it a few years back and re-discovered the joy of reading I had as a kid.

Plus i sort of having the bookshelf thing on the kindle as it shows all the covered and I can sort in collections. Much better :D

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by Seven Posers Posing » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:11 pm

Errkal wrote:I'm going to struggle to get some of them as there seem to be some that aren't on Kindle and I refuse to get the actual books.


You have PM.

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by Squinty » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:26 pm

Memento Mori wrote:I'm trying to do publication order and follow along with that Losers' Club podcast but I skipped Carrie. I will read it eventually but I feel like every iconic scene is ingrained into the zeitgeist and I've got enough to read right now.


Carrie is pretty good. I liked the way it was written.

Last King book I read was the newest Dark Tower one (Wind Through the Keyhole, I think it was called). I thought it was a little bit pointless and it could've been a standalone easily enough. I don't understand why he decided to connect it to the Dark Tower universe. It added strawberry float all to it.

I'm reading David Gemmell again. Druss :wub:

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by Seven Posers Posing » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:37 pm

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Errkal wrote:I'm going to struggle to get some of them as there seem to be some that aren't on Kindle and I refuse to get the actual books.


You have PM.


Just for anyone else interested, I have a way of securing significant discounts on Stephen King e-books for Kindle.

Drop me a PM for more info.

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by TV Dinner » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:59 pm

:lol:

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:27 pm

Errkal wrote:haha the story isn't much better.


I remember really enjoying Christine, it is certainly a better book than that awful cover. :lol:

One thing annoyed me about it though when one of the kids was being chased by the car and managed to get up onto an earth bank (or something like that, it’s been years since I read it) and was laughing at the car because it couldn’t get to him. And then a ghost climbed out of the car and murdered him. I thought that was unfair and kind of breaking the rules of a killer car!

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:37 pm

Moggy wrote:
Errkal wrote:haha the story isn't much better.


I remember really enjoying Christine, it is certainly a better book than that awful cover. :lol:

One thing annoyed me about it though when one of the kids was being chased by the car and managed to get up onto an earth bank (or something like that, it’s been years since I read it) and was laughing at the car because it couldn’t get to him. And then a ghost climbed out of the car and murdered him. I thought that was unfair and kind of breaking the rules of a killer car!


Not sure I remember that bit, I think I have wiped it from my mind as it was so crap.

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by Bethlehemster » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:59 pm

I liked Christine. Thought it did a great job with a strawberry floating daft premise.


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